Victor Franzoni
Victor  Franzoni
Juncos Racing
Victor Franzoni
rank
02
Career stats
Mazda Road To Indy
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Oct 5, 1995
23 Brazil
Hometown
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Residence
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Nationality: Brazilian

Languages spoken: Portuguese, Italian, English and Spanish

Height/weight: 5´5" / 140 lbs

Current sports played: Go-karting and tennis

Hobbies: Go-karting, gym, mini-golf, tennis, music

Snapshot: I like to do everything - to know new things, new sports, new places, new cultures. I like house music and my favorite DJs are Avicii, Calvin Harris and Sebastian Ingrosso. I'm still new in the U.S. but my favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys.

Racing goal: To be a Verizon IndyCar Series driver

Racing hero: Ayrton Senna

My fitness routine includes: Reflex training, cardio training and muscle training

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: Talk a lot to keep calm

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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2017 Pro Mazda 2 0 0 2 2 0 2
2016 Cooper Tires USF2000 16 3 2 13 15 64 16
2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 6 1 0 3 4 27 4
2015 Pro Mazda 8 0 0 3 5 0 6
2014 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 1 2 6 9 24 12

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


Juncos Racing

Established in 1997 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Juncos Racing opened its doors as a full-service Formula Racing Team. Over the next five years, the team competed in various National Championships including the Formula Renault 1600 Championship, the Formula Renault 2000 Championship and the National Sport Prototype Championship of Argentina.

In 2003, team founder and owner, Ricardo Juncos, felt there was a need to carry his knowledge and expertise to North America. In September of 2003, Juncos Racing opened its doors in Miami, Florida as a full service karting team.

The next few years proved to be successful beyond imagination as the newly formed Juncos Racing team captured 19 Local, Regional and National karting titles throughout North America.

In 2008, Juncos Racing dedicated most of its time establishing and training its drivers and crew members in preparation of the much anticipated next step into the vast world of open wheel Formula Car Racing.

In 2009, Juncos Racing entered into the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear which proved to be a challenging, yet successful season resulting in multiple wins, second in the driver’s championship and third in the team championship. 2010 saw the second-year team making new records, winning the driver’s championship and finishing second in the team championship, turning out to be a dream season for the entire team. 2011 delivered even more wins and podium finishes to add to the team's resume, and in 2012, the Mazda Road to Indy team expanded its operation to involve cars in both the Star Mazda Championship and Firestone Indy Lights series.

The team's headquarters is in Brownsburg, Ind., just outside of the “racing capital of the world”, Indianapolis.The team also has a shop in Fort Pierce, Fla., to promote year-round testing.

 

Team Website juncosracing.com
First Start
March 29, 2014 (St. Petersburg)
First Win
March 29, 2014 (St. Petersburg)
First Pole
March 29, 2014 (St. Petersburg)

Victor's Road To Indy

  • 2016
    • Finished third in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda with three victories, including a sweep of the season finale weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
    • Garnered 11 total podium finishes, with top-nines in 15 of 16 races.
    • Earned Hi-Tide Boat Lifts Kids On Track Spirit Award, given to the driver that embodies "the heart of a champion" as they aspire to reach their goals.
  • 2015
    • Contested six Cooper Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda races, earning a victory and a second-place finish.
    • Moved up to the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires mid-season, earning three top six finishes in 10 races including a fourth at Mid-Ohio.
    • Finished second in the pre-season USF2000 Cooper Tires Winterfest championship with two wins and an additional podium finish of second, missing the title by a scant five points.
  • 2014
    • Earned four podium finishes, two pole positions and a race victory at St. Petersburg on his way to a fifth-place finish in his rookie Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season.
  • 2013
    • Competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup.
  • 2012
    • Competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS Championship, claiming two poles and two podium finishes at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
  • 2011
    • Finished fifth in the Brazilian Formula Future Championship with two wins and six fastest race laps -- his first season of car racing.
  • 2010
    • Won Brazilian Karting Championship and the Grand Prix of Brazil.
  • 2009
    • Won Cup of Brazil Karting championship and finished second in the Sangari Grand Prix event in Malaysia.
  • 2008
    • Won Brazilian Karting Championship, the Cup of Brazil and the Grand Prix of Brazil titles.
    • Claimed "Casco d'Oro" (Golden Helmet) award in Brazil.
  • Early Career
    • Began karting at the age of 4.
    • Won 2005 Cup of Brazil Championship